LG Risio H343 Adoptable Storage – How to Enable

LG Risio H343 is nothing but LG Tribute 2. The only difference is its GSM, whereas Tribute 2 is CDMA. One more striking difference is that Risio is updated to Marshmallow, even though it was released after LS665.

Android 6.0 has 2 remarkable features called Doze and Adoptable Storage.

Doze is meant to increase the battery life in standby/sleep mode. It won’t activate with the screen on. While in standby, it hibernates every process, except the high priority ones such as calls and texts. In Risio I noticed the battery remained at 100% for a good amount of time after a full charge. Doze works out of the box without any input.

Adoptable storage is a long awaited android feature. It lets you use your external memory card as internal storage to install android apps. However, Lollipop user shouldn’t be disappointed. Apps can be installed to SD card even in LG Tribute 5, tribute 2 etc by rooting and doing few simple steps.

Adoptable Storage feature won’t be helpful for a majority of flagship devices which lack memory card slot.  But for budget androids, it’s a welcome feature. However, it’s surprising that LG has disabled this feature on all of its devices updated to marshmallow. The good thing is it can be enabled via ADB without root. I have followed this Reddit thread to enable this feature

 

How to Enable USB Debugging –

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Connect your phone to the PC via USB Data Cable . You’ve to allow access to your computer to proceed.

In marshmallow the phone prompts you to install the PC drivers on its own. If the LG Drivers are not installed in your computer you must let it install.

In the meanwhile, Go to Settings<About Phone<Software Info and Tap on Build Number several times.

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Keep on tapping “Build Number” till it says “You are now a developer!”

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From “Software Info” screen come 2 steps back i.e again on Settings Page

Now you can see “Developer Options” is visible.

Click on “Developer options”, scroll down and look for “USB Debugging” & enable it.

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One very important step is to allow access to your computer while in USB Debugging mode. Skipping this step will show your device as offline in ADB mode. Now that USB debugging is enabled, let’s proceed to next step.

 

How to Enable Adoptable Storage in LG Risio H343 –

The first step is to download and install “Minimal ADB and Fastboot” windows software. Download the zip file from below link. Extract it, install the .exe file and run the program.

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First, we’ll  check whether the adb drivers are successfully installed or not. Type “adb devices” and press Enter

You should see your device model number i.e LGH343 in case of LG Risio

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LG Tribute 5 LS675 APN Settings

LG Tribute 5 is a global phone. It is sold by Boost Mobile as a CDMA phone & can be unlocked for GSM use within the USA or for international use. By default, it’s supposed to work on Sprint network so the APN setting is preconfigured as such & cannot be modified.
After rooting the phone and unlocking it for GSM networks, the APN field becomes editable. But if you’re frequently switching carriers especially overseas, then adding an APN every time can be cumbersome. To tackle this we can replace the apns-conf.xml file with a modified one, which contains APN settings of almost all popular carriers in the world. Your tribute 5 should be rooted before following this procedure

LG Tribute 5 LS675 – How to generate APN Settings automatically

First of all, download and install Root Explorer either from Play Store or via below link –

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Also download the modified apns-conf.xml file from below download link and save it to your phone’s internal storage or to extrenal sd card.

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Open Root Explorer. Mount as R/W (Read/Write) if prompted for root access, allow it.

 

Now select the “STORAGE” Tab on top right.

Depending on the location of the apn file browse for it. If you’ve saved it to internal storage select “sdcard0” else “external_SD”

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Check box in front of apns-conf.xml file.

Click on the first icon i.e “copy”. Now that the file is copied, we will proceed to the folder where we want to repalce it with existing apn file.

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Select the Top Left Tab “Root” and look for “etc” folder

Open the folder, and select “copy here” . If you’re prompted with a warning accept it.

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LG Tribute 5 LS675 Hard Reset / Factory Reset

A couple of months ago i bought an LG G2 Sprint from eBay. It was a new but unboxed phone, even the original screen protector was in place. I turned on the phone tried to do the initial setup. To my dismay, i found that it is affected by a bad touch.I had to touch a few times before the screen recognized any input. I was very frustrated as no one can expect this from a new phone. I immediately captured a video of the touch behavior and sent it to the seller. He said I should try to do a factory reset. I was so disappointed I said,  I just want to return the phone as its a hardware issue. He sent me the return shipping label. I was just about to pack it and sent it back when I thought let’s
give it one try. I did a factory reset via recovery and voila, the touch started working in a perfect manner. So, I realized one thing that before drawing conclusions, a factory reset should be always given a chance.

Factory reset or Hard Reset should not be the first troubleshooting step if anything goes wrong with your phone. If your phone is frozen, gets hot, draining the battery faster than normal, no sound, stuck in boot loop etc. you should first try a soft reset. i.e turning the phone off and on. In Tribute 5, you can do this by removing and re-inserting the battery and then turning ON the phone.

If this doesn’t solve the problem then check if a 3rd party app is causing trouble. To test this, boot the phone in Safe Mode. If its working fine in safe mode that means an external app needs to be removed. Uninstall the apps one by
one until you find the culprit.

If all the above basic troubleshooting steps are exhausted, then you should proceed to next step i.e Factory Reset. Before doing this, backup your important data as the internal phone storage will be wiped completely.

How to Factory Reset / Hard Reset LG Tribute 5 LS675 –

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If your phone is turning on, the touchscreen is working fine & you’re not locked out, then the factory reset can be performed via System Settings < Backup and Reset. Settings can be accessed directly by Long Pressing the recent apps key or via Notification Bar.

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On “Backup and Restore” page you can take a backup of your account data. Photos, Videos, and Documents stored in internal memory will get wiped, so you should move it to your memory card before resetting the phone.
Click on “Factory Data Reset” and it’ll take you to the confirmation page.
Click on “Reset Phone” and wait for the process to complete.

LG Tribute 5 Factory Reset via Recovery Mode –

In case you’ve bought a used Tribute 5 which is locked with previous owner password or locked out due to some other reason, the factory reset has to be performed via Recovery Mode.